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Apr 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of bob mcdonnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the when "the richmond times-dispatch" endorsed him last year they noted his, quote, moderate temperment. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the moderate seeming new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 12:00am EDT
wind, talking about that proclamation of virginia governor bob mcdonnell of the human rights month. he didn't mention the civil war and now mentions slavery. but only after sending out a dog whis toll the jefferson davis fans out there. why would a governor want to celebrate a war that fought to deny voting rights and rights all together, had 6 million 600,000 americans shooting at each other at point-blank range across open fields. >> and tea partiers have called president obama a socialist, terrorist, and now saying tea parties are like the kkk and says, quote, they've taken over the republican party. he'll be with us tonight. could we be seeing a replay of last summer's hostile town meetings? >> excuse me. excuse me. >> this was a scene from debbie wasserman-schultz's recent town hall and a democrat that got the same treatment. . >> when it rains, it pours, how much money did republican party spend in a vermont winery for, get this, office supplies? that's our sideshow. >>> and a political association long called the party of lincoln that might now be in need of some re-branding
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
men turn into nasty racist phone calls in the night. virginia celebrates the confederacy. and also where we start tonight with governor's bob mcdonnell's decision. and virginia ron yagan a former radio talk show host working on a book about his dad. and pat buchanan and msnbc analyst. start with what happened in minnesota today. it's an amazing event. we'll get to the confederate stuff later. what's going on? show you right now is governor palin today with balkman. very fascinating political figures. very good on the stump. much more exciting than mitch mcconnell or john boehner. here is the new starpower of the republican party. let's watch today. >> on the outside i am here to testify she is 20 times more beautiful on the inside. please help me welcome governor sarah palin. >> you know, pat, i think i had a small role here in hosting this program one day when michelle bachmann came on and said we ought to have a media investigation. you were here. and the senate out of that -- a caterpillar became a butterfly and saw her today. she's dazzle on the stump. her speech today was so w
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
that west virginia mine. rescue crews got inside, but now the quality of air has become too dangerous and crews are being pulled out. what happens next. >>> tiger woods, it's just a few hours away from teeing off the masters, but before his first drive, a haunting new ad is creating a lot of buzz. it featuring the voice of his voice. >> you'll find out what thinking was, i want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything? >> advertising guru donny deutsch will join me to talk about this ad. what does donny, think and what are people on the blog saying about it? this is a hot topic today. >>> we saturday off with a diplomat from the middle east as he caused a bomb scare aboard a united airlines flight last nichlt federal marshals confronted the man, a diplomat from qatar, after he emerged from the bathroom smelling of smoke. smoked a cigarette and tried to cover it up, and then reportedly made a flippant comment to light his shoes. that was enough for the marshals to apprehend him. two fighter jets were scrambled in this. pete williams is the justice corres
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 1:00pm EDT
, governor manchin. >> thank you. >>> and, of course, we'll have more on west virginia later in the program with the congressman whose district the mine is in. >>> meanwhile, afghanistan denying today one of the most inflammatory reports about president hamid karzai that we've heard in a while. that he threatened to join the taliban if the united states kept pressuring him. >> we were shocked to see such kind of comment in the media. the government of afghanistan in which president karzai is a democratically elected president has fighting against terror and fighting against those who put the life of our good people in danger as priority number one. and in that context, that comment, whoever has come up with that, does not make sense. >> san van na guthrie is nbc correspondent and cohost of "the daily rundown." nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is live for us in kabul. is this a case that they are shocked to hear that hamid karzai may have said something, shocked that they're gambling with -- are we -- >> reporter: i think it's -- i don't think they're really shocked by i
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 8:00pm EDT
call. go national. go like a pro. >>> celebrating the confederacy in virginia, how could the governor leave out all mention of slavery, because he said slavery was not a significant issue. the hasty apology came late this afternoon. >>> mitt romney a socialist? ronald reagan a leftist dreamer? rupert murdoch jumps the shark. >>> and the west virginia warnings, the miners were worried that methane levels were far too high before the explosion. and three months ago, inspectors found the fresh air relief systems were operating backwards, blowing out breathable air from the mine. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. en like you love activia light? sometimes i have no choice but to eat on the run... and to eat whatever happens to be around. heavy greasy food that's hard on my diet... and my digestive system. so i eat activia light every day. activia light, wit
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Apr 12, 2010 11:00pm EDT
general of virginia as scheduled to attend tea party rallies and faith healing sessions, ladies and gentlemen, here to don a protective tin foil hat on behalf of us all is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith. i've had so many tin foil halts over the years i actually have them lined up by size. >> great idea. they matched which pair of glasses on a given day? >> that's exactly it. >> excellent. >> conspiracies i have known, hairstyles i have worn. thank you, keith. i appreciate it. >> good night. >>> and thanks to you at home for tuning in. tonight, nuclear news that is not just about treaties and diplomacy, but is about earthquakes and secret missions and cranes almost dropping huge containers of unstable radioactive material. good times. tonight, as keith said, faith healing makes its debut in the right wing effort to repeal health reform. yes, i said faith healing. and because it's come up again, we will preview tonight "the mcveigh tapes." it's a documentary, it's exclusive, only here and it's incredible stuff. but where we begin tonight is in the middle o
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 2:00pm EDT
in virginia. he has called of course within the last 24 hours for an investigation and a report to be on his desk by next week on the mine safety situation nationally. he wants to know what has been done, where are the violations, and what steps can be taken? also, of course, the senators from west virginia, senator byrd, senator rockefeller similarly calling for an investigation. hearings are already going to be held. we've heard a lot of criticism of the massey energy company. the president is now coming out of the oval office. on airforce one from prague he was first notified of the letter today from justice john paul stevens, the longest serving justice right now on this court. the president. >> i want to say a few words about the tragedy that took place this week in west virginia, but before i do, i'd first like to comment on the news that justice john paul stevens will retire from the supreme court at the end of its current term. when president ford was faced with a supreme court vacancy shortly after the nation was still recovering from the watergate scandal, he wanted a nom
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
encourage tourism and recognize virginia's role. is this just for white tourists? >> it's 150th anniversary -- >> why would you encourage people to come down and -- >> well, there is a lot of miss information. virginia does not succeed over slavery, but virginia stayed in the union at the time of fort sumter. what took them out of the union is when abraham lincoln said we want volunteers, and your militia and your soldiers to attack the deep south and bring them back into the union. that's how virginia left the union. >> in other words, they refused to take sides with the union against the remembbels. >> they refused to have their sons kill their kin folk -- >> that's technical. >> technical? chris, wait a minute, there were eight slave states in the union at the time of fort sumter, and seven in the confederacy. >> gentlemen, that's not the point. the point is bob mcdonnell missed a point. that's an american story. there is a broader american story. if we are going to celebrate the history, let's tell the whole story and history and let's celebrate the whole history, and let's
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 4:00pm EDT
nothing. >> move onto another one here, virginia's republican governor bob mcdonnell declaring april is confederate month. it sparks anger among civil rights leader and others. mcdonnell saying it will promote state tourism leading up to its 150 athanniversary of the civil war next year. the declaration honors the men, they say, who fought in the war but it makes no mention of slavery, for instance. former virginia governor douglas wilder the grandson of slaves himself, called the omission "mind-boggling." matt, your view on -- whether it's virginia or any formally confederate state that would use a confederate celebration, absent the acknowledgement of slavery is a mechanism to generate tourism revenue. >> virginia i think has four ongoing things that they're honoring right now, including organ donation and child safety month. but april i guess was just to create confederate month here in the commonwealth of virginia. my take is i think it is entirely fitting and proper and to remember and to honor virginians who died fighting in this civil war, but i also agree with governor wilder. w
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
group marching on april 19th of this year in virginia, just across the potomac from downtown washington, d.c. they are getting as close as they legally can get to washington, d.c. with loaded weapons. simultaneously on the grounds of the washington monument, there would be the second amendment march, unarmed, but only reluctantly so. as a lead-up to that event on the oklahoma city anniversary, the second amendment march is holding an armed march at virginia at the state capitol in virginia. the featured speaker is virginia's attorney general ken couch necessarilyi, who of course is the right-hand man of governor bob mcdonnell, who declared april to be confederate history month in virginia. it is newsdays like this that when somebody says to you, may you live in interesting times they probably mean it as a curse. joining me is zachary ross. senior reporter with from talking point memos. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to talk to you about an anti-abortion connection, the man arrested in texas, the man in washington state, one of his messages to patty
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 11:00am EDT
comment on what they are -- just one very brief comment. miners in west virginia, and i think throughout the country, are taught to escape first. they are taught to try to get out of the mine the way they came in first. they retreat to a chamber or rescue shelter as a last resort. when they have made the determination, if their training has taken, if they have made the determination that they need to go to a shelter, that that's the last place that they would go. a shelter is a sophisticated barricade, in my opinion. >> is there any evidence at this point that these -- to believe anyone is alive down there, any actual evidence of that? >> we don't have any at this point. we just have hope. >> how far is that refuge chamber for the portal. >> do you know? >> one inch equals 500 foot map. i guesstimated a few days ago about 8,000 feet. >> so rescuer will have to go in about two miles. >> they would ride in a certain distance. they won't walk in from the outside. we'll get them in there as quickly as possible for them to get in as far as we can. >> you said there is not significant debris b
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 1:00am EDT
25 dead in west virginia. any real chance of rescuing four potential survivors could not even have begun until tonight, because it's all cheaper that way. >>> also, an arrest in washington state of a man who allegedly threatened the life of a united states senator over the new health care laws. [ female announcer ] breathe right asks... [ woman ] could i ask you to strip on the street? absolutely! i have a lot of stuffiness at night. it wakes me up. i have allergies. ♪ you're right. i'm getting more air. -oh, yeah. -oh, wow! [ female announcer ] for two free samples, go to breatheright.com. >>> death threats against a u.s. senator because of how she voted on health care reform. and how a state attorney general was bribed or blackmailed into joining that frivolous lawsuit against it. another senator and top conservative columnist rip fox news claiming it can bias viewers and republicans who thought fox was working for them have learned they are working for fox. >>> new developments in worst persons in the weekend at bernie's case. the family that tried to board dad on a flight to
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 8:00pm EDT
qualities to domestic mining policy? at least 25 dead in west virginia. any real chance of rescuing four potential survivors could not have begun until tonight because it is all cheaper that way. >>> an arrest in washington state of a man who allegedly threatened the life of a united states senator over the new health care laws. [ tires screech ] ♪ [ sighs ] ♪ that's two for doubting. [ chuckles ] you hit like my sister. really? i'd like to meet her. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen cc. award-winning design starting under $28,000. it's a whole new volkswagen, and a whole new game. award-winning design starting under $28,000. these are actual farmers who raise vegetables in campbell's condensed soup. so if you've ever wondered who grew my soup, well, here they are. ♪ so many, many reasons ♪ it's so m'm! m'm! good! ♪ because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> death threats against a u.s. senator because of how she voted on health care reform. a state attorn
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. a good idea for a politician? the new republican governor of virginia has just restarted the civil war. 150 years after it ended. we'll be right back. it all starts with having more hotels to choose from. so i can find someplace familiar... or somewhere more unique. nice. then expedia lets me compare dates to find out when i can save the most cash. done and done. we should do this more often. where you book matters. expedia. expedia. everything is better with swanson broth in it. made with garden vegetables and sun-drenched herbs. the secret is swanson, 100% natural chicken broth. [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> as the drilling continues into that mine where four miners are missing, there is also a search for answers for how and why this mine accident happened. nbc's lis
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 2:00pm EDT
energy which has a lot of political weight in west virginia and has always fought against tightening mine safety regulations and always fought against mining labor rights and things like that. but also it's really important to say that this kind of deep underground mining and gassy mines is just dangerous. and it's always been dangerous. and there's no way that you can do this kind of thing and not run the risk with these kinds of explosions. >> yeah. absolutely. it is dangerous work. when you hear these family members, certainly you want, if possible, the best circumstances for those people who put their lives on the line and go into those coal mines, work that honestly nobody wants to do. >>> coming up in less than 30 minutes, we're going to talk to a former minor and author from the west virginia area about the safety dangers these miners, generation upon generation face when they go on and do that work. >>> developing now, an aaronment hearing is being held in a massachusetts courtroom at this hour for three teenagers charged in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed su
MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
course, in the zone. >>> virginia's republican governor has outdone himself. he thinks now would be the perfect time to honor the confederacy. the reverend jesse jackson will rip on that at the bottom of the hour. >>> plus, hannity and the huskies make a cameo appearance in the "playbook" section of "the ed show." stay with us. we're right back here on msnbc. be good to your heart? so is campbell's healthy request soup. low in fat and cholesterol, heart healthy levels of sodium, and taste you'll love. guy: mmmm! chef: we're kind of excited about it. announcer: campbell's healthy request. because with national, i roll past the counter... and choose any car in the aisle. choosing your own car? now that's a good call. go national. go like a pro. >>> it's going to take a miracle for rescuers to get to the four trapped west virginia miners and get them out alive. that mining company had thousands of safety violations over the years. this has me convinced we need an investigation into criminal negligence. i have a commentary next. is your fitness drink pure? ♪ this one is. ♪ new puref
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 1:00pm EDT
shrum and pat buchanan up next. >>> and hopes are fading in west virginia. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. >> i would ask that the faithful who gathered here this morning, pray for the safe return of the missing. [ crowd cheering ] [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ ♪ this one is. ♪ new purefitness from crystal light. ♪ the first crystal light with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives. ♪ new purefitness from crystal light. a pure way to water your body. one month, five years after you do retire? ♪ client comes in and they have a box. and inside that box is their financial life. people wake up and realize i better start doing something. we open up that box. we organize it. and we make decisions. we really are here to help you. th
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 10:00am EDT
terminals. >> a major hassle there at lax. >>> crews made a break through at a west virginia mine trying to get to four missing miners. early this morning they finally entered the damaged mine shaft to see if they can find the miners, hoping they'll find them alive. 25 others were killed by that massive explosion monday, but the west virginia governor says there's still a small sliver of hope. >> right now we're in the full rescue. rescue is basically that we have four unaccounted for. we want to make sure that we're able to locate and hopefully by some miracle and a sliver of the hope that we have, we find somebody. >> nbc's brian moore is in west virginia now. so, brian, tell me what the situation is with these rescue crews going in. >> well, contessa this is essentially a very slow going effort to get these rescue crews about 5 miles into this mountain looking for a rescue chamber, where it's possible, just slightly possible that a couple of these miners coo suld have survived this horrendous blast and bunkering down waiting to be rescued. the governor acknowledges this is a very, very s
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> appreciate the update. >>> a fire in a west virginia coal mine and threat of another explosion forced rescuers to turn back for a third time this morning. with time and options running out, officials say they'll use a camera to see if anyone survived the blast on monday. >> the big decision, a very decision, was to pull the rescue teams out and not put them in harm's way based on that smoke we saw in the four entries that was moving toward where the long wall face from head gate 22. >> in the wake of the tragedy, president obama's calling for a safety review of all u.s. mines to be on his desk by next week. the accident has put a national spotlight on mine owner, massey energy, and don blankenship. he's a fierce defender of the industry and a lightening rod for critics. meantime, family members claim the company's too aloof and didn't reach out to them or keep them updated on the search for the missing miners. here's his response. >> i'm sort of introverted by nature, so i'm not good at communicating. i'm willing to be there and respond to questions, but we have better communic
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
. desperate rescuers and crews in west virginia are venting deadly gases to rescue operations are get under way for the four minors still missing from the worst u.s. mining disaster in a quarter century. 25 miners died in monday's explosion. massey energy has a wide history of safety violations. for more on this story we turn to msnbc's norah o'donnell live with the story. norah? >> reporter: good morning. today is the day we may learn the fate of those four missing miners. the governor of this state said yesterday that we may know between 12:00 and 2:00 today whether those four bore holes they are drilling more than 1,000 feet in the ground to try to ventilate some of that methane gas and carbon monoxide out, whether that's been successful. it will take the rescue teams, once they determine it's safe, four to five hours to reach an area 20 feet wide and barely tall enough to stand in, that's where they believe with 90% certainty these four miners are trapped. they are hopeful, of course, for a miracle, hoping they are alive. as the governor said yesterday, the odds are long. we heard
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2010 9:00pm EDT
. that's just a political stunt. for example, virginia's new asounding attorney general, released a statement saying that the lawsuit he was bringing to overturn health care was only expected to cost virginia taxpayers a total of $350. this is amazing. listen to this. quote, attorney general kenneth t.cuccinelli released the cost of the lawsuit his office launched against the federal file health care reform act. the court filing fee for the case was $350 there has been no cost above this amount as the litigation is being handled entirely by the attorney general's staff. wait a minute. the attorney general and his staff work for free? they're doing this one pro bono with their own office supplies, sitting in their cars at the parking lot, not while they're at work, having their salaries and expenses paid for by the good taxpayers of the state of virginia? amazing. absolutely amazing. even more amazing, though, is what's happening in the great state of georgia. georgia's republican governor sonny purdue wanted very badly to get in on the frivolous action, but his attorney general, thu
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
nbc's norah o'donnell who is in montcoal, west virginia. she's been covering the story. norah, and good, we have your live shot up. any late information on the fate of the four? >> reporter: only that the news has gotten more grim overnight. a federal safety official saying the situation is dire. some of the rescuers had tried to go after those other four missing miners who are believed to be more than 1,000 feet under. but, of course, the rising methane gas levels made it very, very dangerous for them. so they decided to call off the search. they had hoped that some of those missing four miners had reached these air-tight chambers that are stocked with food and oxygen where they can survive for four hours. they made it to one of those air-tight chambers. nobody was there. they couldn't make it to the second air-tight chamber because, again, those rising methane gas levels just made it very, very dangerous. so they're saying the situation is dire. mika, i couldn't hear everything about the governor was saying. he's not far from where i am. but just to sort of recap, we learned overnight
MSNBC
Apr 25, 2010 10:00am EDT
around pittsburgh, west virginia, areas of virginia itself when the cold front sweeps on through. now, as far as right now, tallahassee was hit pretty hard with some gusty winds and heavy rain and lightning this morning. now that is beginning to head out, valdosta has some pretty bad storms and further to the north up around is a vsavannah. this was a well predicted storm, we thought we'd have these large, destructive tornadoes. won't be the case today. but unfortunately sometimes the forecast did come true. >> unfortunately you had it pinpointed for yesterday. thank you very much, bill karins. >>> more live reports on the tornados that hit the southeast coming up later this hour. for the latest forecast and the weather where you are, you can head to weather.com. >>> coast guard officials in louisiana now say oil is leaking into the gulfs as a result of the massive rig that exploded last week. the well head on the ocean floor is releasing as much as 100,000 barrels of oil a day into the water. british petroleum is investigating how to stop that leak. >>> president obama will trav
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
from the state of west virginia, senator rockefeller. thank you for your time tonight. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> what are you hearing about the accident so far and the rescue efforts? can you add anything to what we know thus far? >> probably not a great deal. and i think that's important. i think it's incredibly important we get these highly emotional, highly traumatized, highly professionally complex and very mysterious, what are the circumstances, what caused it, lots of smoke, lots of traffic, everything clogged, nobody able to move anywhere. it's very important not to say more than you actually know. if people tell me there are 7 people dead, and that's what they have, or that there's 21 or 28, depending upon who says it, who are still -- that being 49 still waiting to see what happens to them, that makes me worry very deeply. primarily because it is underground, and when i've been underground in situations like that, or after that, it's -- it's a really, really scary situation. you don't know where you are. the dust that ken ward was just talking about, the smoke that he
MSNBC
Apr 15, 2010 8:00pm EDT
criticizes lax safety standards at coal mines in the wake of the west virginia tragedy. and the owners of that mine feeling not a bit guilty decide to criticize the president. that's next. >>> the lingering issue following president obama's speech on his vision for nasa may be this. will the president rightly or wrongly be saddled with the title of the president who ended manned space flight? even though the president ae's long-term plan does not call for that. in our fourth story, the strategies and aspirations of the space program under the current president. buzz aldrin joins me in a moment. president obama, the first sitting president to visit kennedy space center in 12 years, not only laid out his plan today, but addressed his critics. the president said he was 100% committed to the mission of nasa and its future. >> some have had harsh words for the decisions we've made, including some individuals who i've got enormous respect and admiration for. the bottom line is nobody is more committed to manned space flight, to human exploration of space than i am. but we've got to do it in a s
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 1:00am EDT
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MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
west virginia at the site that have deadly mine explosion. rescue teams had to be pulled out of the upper big brank mine for a third time in morning after discovering signs of smoke and fire. brian mooar is in west virginia this morning. everybody is talking about hope. the rescue workers are saying it's still a rescue but this cannot be good news for them. >> absolutely not, savannah. the last thin ray of hope they had dimmed significantly this morning. you could really see it on the face of governor joe manchin as he announce that had rescue workers were retreating for the third time since monday, that they were being chased out this time by smoke and the possibility of a buildup of explosive gases. they really had one last place to check. they checked one of these rescue chambers, found out it was not deployed and had one more to check and were making progress toward it when they had to finally turn back around. at this point, they are out of the mine trying to pump in nitrogen gas to bring that combustible atmosphere back down but they won't have time to reach this period within
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. >>> first, breaking news after the break. we'll take you back to west virginia where we are moments away from the latest live update on the mining disaster. coal of course, the cheapest and dirtiest source of electricity in our country, providing just about half of it. 25 dead. four trapped. the governor speaks in minutes here on msnbc. it's a tasty, nutritious way to make this number go up... and help this one go down. v8. what's your number? aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answe
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Apr 13, 2010 12:00am EDT
last time, surprise states, north carolina, virginia, florida. they have a southern strategy. i was talking to dan rather this weekend. he thinks there's a southern strategy afoot in the republican party. they will begin their campaign for 2012 by locking up the solid south again on the right. >> first thing declare confederate heritage month. >> don't mention slavery when do you it. >> it's an effort to solidify the south as your beginning block to bring down obama. take away florida. take away north carolina. take away virginia. move north. >> that's been the republican strategy for a generation. it began with this group, by the way, that first met in 1969. the southern republican leadership conference. that's really where it began with a guy in mississippi named clark reed who is still there and very enthusiastic about the republicans chances this year. >> he's still there? >> very much so. >> a young party. they seem to be the heart of the republican party right now. you throw in ron paul and the libertarians, what a group. thank you for joining us. good reporting down there. i
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Apr 12, 2010 8:00pm EDT
when rachel joins you at the top of the hour, they're saying in virginia where the attorney general is headed to a tea party event, and we'll also hang out with a faith healer. who put something in the water in virginia. my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends nearly $3 billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses in every corner of the economy. ♪ america. growing stronger. every day. ♪ so, at national, i go right past the counter... and you get to choose any car in the aisle. choose any car? you cannot be serious! okay. seriously, you choose. go national. go like a pro. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty t
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Apr 13, 2010 8:00pm EDT
." the wall street meltdown and the mine disaster in west virginia. the same root cause, a broken regulatory system says arianna huffington. she connects the dots. >>> martha stewart fixes a wardrobe malfunction for a major league baseball player? >>> al gore outstalks the producer. >> what's your reaction to the fact -- what's your reaction to the fact that -- >> i'm not doing an interview right now. >> and sarah palin's inconvenient taxable income. how much has she made since she walked out as governor of alaska? >> we're retreating in another direction. >> the direction of $12 million. how is that selly outy thing working for you? that woman is an idiot. all the news and commentary now on "countdown." >> you are naive if you don't see a full-court press -- >>> good evening from new york. in dozens of nations around the world, there is enough nuclear material the professionals estimate to construct more than 120,000 nuclear weapons. al qaeda only needs enough to make one. in our fourth -- fifth story tonight, president obama today concluded the biggest summit of world leaders, c
MSNBC
Apr 1, 2010 12:00am EDT
cantor of virginia, a state coastline that president obama's including in his pro-drilling move, are saying good things about the president's plan. plus, republican lawmakers in georgia are calling for the impeachment of that state's attorney general. why? because he refuses to file a lawsuit claiming that the new health care overhaul is unconstitutional. so, i guess it's unconstitutional to not say the president's unconstitutional. is that the deal? the attorney general joins us tonight from georgia. >>> also, how's this for outrage? you've heard of that kansas church group that protested of the funerals of americans killed at war. they say military deaths abroad are god's punishment for tolerance for gays here at home. now, a father who's suing the group has been ordered to pay their court costs. the dad's with us tonight. talking about outrage. >>> and when someone wants to endorse you for u.s. senate, make sure they're not the sort to make you more enemies than friends. that's advice to florida governor charlie crist might have wish period he'd follow. that's in the "side show."
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2010 7:30pm EDT
hear you, buddy. you are working the crowd yourself. here we go with virginia senator george allen on a somewhat more dangerous road he took in terms of language. let's listen. >> this fellow over here with the yellow shirt, macaque, or whatever his haim is, he's with my opponent so let's give a welcome to macaque here, welcome to america and the real world of virginia. >> you know, clarence before that happened i thought george allen had it all. an incredibly famous name. his father was a very popular football coach here in l.a. and also back in washington. he had the religious people with his, the conservatives with him. and he makes a comment that most people took as racial. >> that's true. i was surprised, too, by how much he plummeted afterwards. partly because how he handled it. not just the weird word, macaca in itself. i don't disagree with michael in regard to the word "bigot" being awfully strong in regard to this woman. immigration is a big issue, a hot issue right now in england. a lot of working-class voters are, indeed, upset about it. maybe they understand the facts, mayb
MSNBC
Apr 9, 2010 1:00pm EDT
just a few minutes to speak on the west virginia mine tragedy and retirement. the latest on the president's upcoming nuclear summit from madeleine albright and bart stupak will be retiring from congress. is that a victory from sarah palin and the tea partiers? palin speaking live in new orleans a half hour from now. with their take on the republican leadership in the big easy, we'll have right here, bob shrum and patrick buchanan. >>> justice stevens announced his retirement in a letter to president obama. chief justice john roberts issued a statement saying that stevens quote, has enriched the lives of everyone at the court through his intellect, independence and warm grace. so, what kind of person will the president be choosing as his successor? joining me now, pete williams and savannah guthrie. we're beginning to hear marine one coming back to the south lawn from andrews air force base. first, to you, pete, we expected this announcement, but it is still a very big deal. this is the longest serving justice on the supreme court and leader of the liberal wing. >> and third long
MSNBC
Apr 11, 2010 9:00am EDT
virginia miners killed in monday's explosion. so far six have been laid to rest. the families of some victims are still waiting for the remains to be removed from the mine. brian mooar is in beckley, west virginia. with a good morning to you, the six miners have been buried but so much more emotion to come. >> reporter: funeral after funeral, members of this community have lost so much but they still have each other. those who have lost are helping others who have lost. today another one of those funerals and there will be many more. today it's a funeral for william roosevelt lynch. he just turned 59 a couple weeks ago, a churchgoing man, a family man, and at the end of the day, he was a miner. his friends were miners. his family miners. and the mining community coming together today to help the lynch family in their darkest hour. the investigation here is just beginning. officials will be gathering in the state tomorrow, state and federal officials will try to reconstruct exactly what happened here. it does look like the buildup of methane gases in this horrific explosion we've
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Apr 19, 2010 3:00pm EDT
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Apr 10, 2010 11:00am EDT
recovery mission in west virginia. the worst fears about those four missing coal miners comes to fruition. >>> hello, i'm alex witt. 11:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 8:00 a.m. out west. >>> we begin with the breaking news of the polish presidential plane crashed in western russia killing the nation's president and some of the highest civilian and military leaders. it went down in heavy fog another smolensk airport. all 96 passengers on-board were killed. we mo have mohave more from mos. how's the investigation going? >> reporter: good morning, alex. of the preliminary version that they're working with, very, very heavy fog. local officials in smolensk say that when the plane was half a mile away from the runway, it apparently came down too low, hit the top of some trees, and that's when it broke apart, crashed to the ground. some of it bursting into flames. everyone on-board apparently killed. now local officials also say they did try to warn the pilot of the fog, suggesting he land in either moscow or in belarus next door. it is a huge blow for poland in addition to the president and h
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Apr 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
for legislation you talked about in 2006, following the explosion in the sego mine in west virginia that killed 12 workers. miller's bill passed the house in 2008 but it stalled in the senate, partly because of the main championship of the bill, senator ted kennedy, became ill and later passed away. they passed legislation. they tried to do more. what has to happen on a congressional level to protect the workers. >> interestingly, that 2006 law you mentioned, chairman miller rejected it, said it wasn't strong enough and said, will not vote for it. nancy pelosi did the same, rahm emanuel did the same, a number of liberal democrats rejected that bill outright. the bill in 2008 would have made it's easier to close the mines and added penalties and it might have add a little more sway and then it hit the senate. you mentioned kennedy's illness, that was certainly a factor but also a veto threat from the white house and there was no way they would have gotten the 67 to override the veto so they dropped interest the senate. >> so the obama administration as well has not done enough? sn>>
MSNBC
Apr 10, 2010 8:00am EDT
explosion in the west virginia coal mine. that discovery makes the death toll to 29, making it the worst coal mine disaster since 1970. nbc's brian mooar hre has the v latest from nioma, west virginia. >> these four missing miners who had been unaccounted for were found dead late last night as the crews went through a fourth time, trying to make their way to a rescue chamber, where they thought possibly if there was some miracle, they might have bunkered down. the first rescue crews in had walked right past these four miners. a lot of smoke, a lot of dust, a lot of confusion. thousand they know for sure. this community is coming together. an extraordinary burden. 29 individual tragedies. families going to funerals, clinging together in these dark hours, and they're hoping that officials in this state will do what they can to make these mines just a little bit safer. alex? >> all right, brian mooar. thank you very much for that update. >>> with the midterm elections approaching, the list of potential political riffs just got a little longer. after more than three decades on the bench, jus
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Apr 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. maryland, virginia and pennsylvania led the way with the most gains. >>> the los angeles police force is marking the loss of its former chief, daryl gates. he led the lapd for 14 years. he headed the department when rodney king was beaten by police officers after the high-speed police chase. deadly riots ensued after the videotape of that beating was broadcast across the globe. he said he was appalled by what was on the tape, but defended the department. a panel later faulted him for not preparing the city's forces to deal with the violence. al sharpton reacted to gates' death earlier today. >> i'm stunned. i don't even know what to say. my initial reaction would be, if it's true, to give condolences to his family members and those that survived him. >> the words of al sharpton today. gates is survived by his brother and two children. he was 83 years old. >>> we are following a developing story involving ben roethlisberger. the georgia police officer who took the first report from the alleged victim has now resigned. the officer stepped down wednesday just before police revealed
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Apr 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
that won indiana, north carolina, virginia, he's a democrat. and this whole idea of delegislate tizing him -- >> i think you and i are about the same. i think we're older than you. the kids don't understand rush limbaugh. they think he is one of us. this talk of being out, you're black. if you're in, you're white. >> that's the name and the father and it's all mixed up in some jumble of rumor and this started -- >> do you think the limbaugh audience, not knocking anybody on the radio and he's a great entertainer and he is a smart guy about what he is doing and could it be they're listening to him and mad at the kids because the kids disagree with him. they want the health care bill. >> i think some of them are -- >> the kids voted for him. >> i think some are mad at a lot of things, chris. maybe the kids, too. >> their boss, wives. i have a whole theory. i believe that rush limbaugh is basically a support group for traveling sales men. the boss gives him a higher quota. the wife doesn't appreciate him. the only person that roots for them every day is rush limbaugh. you're great. you're
MSNBC
Apr 13, 2010 10:00am EDT
nasdaq down about a point. >>> all 29 bodies of the west virginia coal miners killed last week in the worst u.s. mine disaster since 1970 have been recovered. a spokesperson for the state of west virginia says the last bodies were removed from the upper big branch mine very early this morning. federal investigators are now looking into what caused that blast. >>> police are launching a full investigation after new video surfaced of three police officers in prince george's coun county, maryland beating a student last night. showing them using batons beating the student after a basketball game. the student had been charged with assaulting officers on horseback and their horses. an attorney for the student released the video after charges had been dropped. prosecutors are launching a criminal investigation. so far one officer has been suspended, the other two will be suspended pending identification. >>> the professor accused of killing three of her colleagues in an alabama campus shooting two months ago now faces a new probe in her brother's shooting death. the official inquest began ju
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Apr 4, 2010 11:00am EDT
night against duke. the blue devils overwhelming west virginia 78-57. duke's first final since winning the title nine years ago. you something about osteoporosis you don't already know. it runs in families - my mother has it, and now i have it. so even though i tried to keep my bones strong, it wasn't enough. now, once-monthly boniva is helping me do more. it didn't just stop my bone loss. boniva worked with my body to stop and reverse my bone loss. and studies show, after one year on boniva, nine out of ten women stopped and reversed theirs, too. (announcer) don't take boniva if you have low blood calcium, severe kidney disease, or can't sit or stand for at least one hour. follow dosing instructions carefully. stop taking boniva and tell your doctor if you have difficult or painful swallowing, chest pain or severe or continuing heartburn, as these may be signs of serious upper digestive problems. if jaw problems or severe bone, joint, and/or muscle pain develop, tell your doctor. you've got one body and one life, so don't wait. ask your doctor if boniva can help you stop losin
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Apr 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
election. wasn't even close. this is a guy that won indiana, north carolina, virginia, he's a democrat. and this whole idea of de-lidge mizing him, i think it speaks to their own -- >> let me just tell you, i may not be the oldest guy here. i think we're about the same. i think we're older than you. if you talk about your kids today, they don't know what we're talking about. they don't understand the way limbaugh's talking. they think he's one of us. there's no question about it. this talk of being out, you're black. if you're in, you're white. that's old talk. that's your grandparent's talking. >> that's the name and the father and it's all mixed up in some jumble of rumor and this started -- >> do you think the limbaugh audience, not knocking anybody that listens to radio because he is a great entertainer and a smart guy about what he's doing, but could it be these people listening to him on the radio are just mad at their kids because their kids disagree with them? the kids don't think this guy's illegitimate. the kids want the health care bill. the kids voted for him. >> i
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Apr 19, 2010 9:00am EDT
, chris dodd and senator mark warner of virginia will be talking about their plans. it could happen this week and that, of course, requires one of those important republican crossovers to get it even to the floor of the senate to reach that will 60 to bring it to the floor. chuck, savannah. >> kelly o'donnell on the hill for us this morning. >> the future financial reform may hinge on this s.e.c. and its fraud suit against goldman sachs. the firm is trying to fight back hoping it doesn't become a political pinata. john harwood joins us. john, obviously the white house believes this goldman decision this s.e.c. decision, gives them a huge talking point to push hard now. how is golden fighting back. >> trying to say they're going to fight these charges that, there were two sides to the transaction. they structured these deals. yes, john paulson, the head fund manager helped them identify the securities that were going to be part of this package but it takes two to tango. you've got to have a buyer as well as a seller. that's what they did. >> i think it's interesting to see how this h
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Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
virginia and massachusetts. >> doug, it's interesting. when you talk to tea party leaders about their core beliefs, what they really want, smaller government, more individual responsibility, strong stand on illegal immigration, those are all core republican principles. so why do people feel the need to go to an outside third party path when republicans are supposed to be representing that? >> i can't speak for anybody's motivations. i know that we need them in our party and we need them to show up and knock on doors and make phone calls and raise money and do those things that are necessary for november. i'm really optimistic. because if we were having this conversation one year ago today, we'd be talking about president obama's 68-point job approval rating and how the republican party even survives. one year later we've got three big wins in the scott brown win and bob mcdonald and chris christy. we've got 27 out of 39 special elections throughout the country. we're matching the democrats dollar for dollar. we're in a great position. >> can you do that without those independent
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